Monthly Archives: December 2012
It’s time for the American education system to join the 21st century; continuing to do what we have always done is putting our youth at a disadvantage in today’s technology-driven global society.
To become better, we first need to dare to be different. In this session- Supporting Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships in the 21st Century with Quad D Leadership – on January 17, Raymond J. McNulty will share an overview of next practices intended to push us to not only become leaders of this transformation, but to put our values into action. Our agenda as educators should be plain and simple: create a new, vibrant educational system driven by rigor, relevance, and relationships for all learners. This session will describe how they contribute to building 21st century systems, schools, and classrooms founded on the 3Rs: rigor, relevance, and relationships.
Quad D Leadership is a blending of vision and empowerment and involves an adaptive process by which leaders, staff, and students take action to improve teaching and learning in their school. Quadrant D Leadership is situation-specific and comes into play when there is a need for direction or action. This session will describe all aspects of the Quadrant D Leadership Framework: authoritative, creative, collaborative, and adaptive.
Ray McNulty is a Senior Fellow to the International Center for Leadership in Education, having previously served as President. Prior to joining the International Center, he was a senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he worked with leading educators on improving our nation’s high schools. He is committed to raising performance standards for both teachers and students and to building solid connections between schools and their communities. Ray believes strongly that education systems cannot wait for the children and challenges to arrive at school; rather, schools need to reach out and help forge solutions. Ray spoke earlier this month at Lindenwood University on Leading Next Practices & Transformational Leadership. To register for January 17, visit CSD’s PD calendar.
This workshop on January 18, 2013 will include a brief overview of the seven sensory systems along with sensory integration strategies that can be utilized in classrooms to increase student engagement and time on task. After this all day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn a variety of strategies to take back to their classrooms, and leave with a book of resources.
Capitalizing on her 25+ years in the field of education, Karen Westhoff brings a hands-on, practical approach to her workshops. Prior to being a School Improvement Consultant at Cooperating School Districts, Karen has served as a Special Education Teacher, a Lead Teacher for TIP (Therapeutic Intervention Program), and as the Director of St. Gertrude’s Preschool in Washington, Missouri. Certified as an administrator in Missouri, Karen developed and implemented an At-risk Behavior Program for grades K-6. In her quest to support educators in fostering environments that support student growth, she continues to present on topics such as Positive Behavior Support and Sensory Integration. Karen looks forward to continually share effective strategies with other educators in Missouri with a passion for student development.
Register for this workshop by January 11
Cost: $75 CSD Members | $90 Non-Members
(includes lunch, book and materials)
Questions? Contact Brian Lankheit.
The Bill of Rights Institute’s Constitutional Academy Summer Program takes place in July, and the institute is inviting outstanding students apply. The Constitutional Academy is for students who want to learn from college professors and policy experts about how government, economics, and current events connect. Students who have just completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school will spend July 15-20, 2013 in Washington, D.C., unlocking American history by digging into the Founding documents.
Scholarships are available for students who qualify, and there is no need to fill out a separate application for the scholarship. Each student who is accepted will be automatically considered for scholarships.Students with scholarships will have the costs of meals, lodging, site visits, and programming covered by the Bill of Rights Institute. Students will be responsible for travel costs to and from Washington, D.C. For students who do not qualify for scholarships, the cost for the week is $750 plus travel costs to and from D.C. The current agenda is as follows:
Monday, July 15, 2013
• Arrival & check-in
• Welcome & introductions
Tuesday, July 16 – Friday, July 19, 2013
• Lectures and discussions with constitutional scholars
• Activities and discussions to explore constitutional principles with subject-matter experts
• Group project & presentation
• National Mall monument and historic sites tours
• College & career information
Saturday, July 20, 2013
• Check-out & departure
The application deadline is May 1, 2013, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so encourage students to apply today! If you have any questions, contact Academy@BillofRightsInstitute.org.